Herman George Jones, born in Atmore on Dec. 4, 1935 and a resident of Mobile passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Joann Jones of Mobile; father, Herman Kuno Jones of Andalusia and mother, Mary Cornelia (Jordan) Jones of Mobile. He is survived by four daughters, Fran Jones (David) Smith of Mobile, Sherry (Brent) Knight of Nashville, Tenn., Barbara Annette (Jack) Dixon of Octagon and Jennifer (Chuck) Hinton of Notasulga; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by five siblings; sisters, Kathy Quinley of Bay Minette, Rosie Cooke of Huntsville, Martha (Harold) Gates of Jackson and Amanda Staples of Mobile; brother, Reggie (Sandy) Jones of Satsuma and a very special friend and loyal, loving companion, Jo Ann Norwood of Orange Beach.
Jones graduated from Bay Minette High School and worked in the paper mill industry; International Paper in Mobile and Vicksburg, Miss. and MacMillian Blodel in Pine Hill, where he was promoted to foreman until his retirement. He was a hard working person and in addition to his regular employment was always in some form of self-employment (TV repairman, farmer, etc.) to provide a better life for his family. He formed the Credit Bureau of Thomasville after his retirement and operated that business until shortly prior to this death.
He was a sports enthusiast and was an avid gambler, playing craps at the IP Casino in Biloxi, Miss. regularly.
A family and friends gathering in October 2013 was what he wanted to be his memorial. No public arrangements will be held. He donated his body to the USA Anatomical Gift Program for the furtherance of medical knowledge and to make a significant contribution to our community.
The family requests that if anyone wishes to make a memorial that they be made in the form of a donation to your favorite charity in his name.